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How much water per day shall i drink with stage 3 kidney disease?

How much water per day shall i drink with stage 3 kidney disease?

As much as you pass: If you drink more than your urine output, you will develop swelling. You will find rationing intake under 2 quarts per day is fair enough. This includes all oral liquids even moisture in food. Do not pay attention to people who tell you to drink much to flush kidneys. This will only cause swelling and possibly heart failure if you at risk for it. ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


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How can kidney function be improved for someone with polycystic kidney disease? Please suggest something other than improving diet/water/exercise.

How can kidney function be improved for someone with polycystic kidney disease? Please suggest something other than improving diet/water/exercise.

Blood pressure : If you have ADPKD then it's generally maintaining a healthy lifestyle but making sure you are treating things that can worsen renal function like high blood pressure. That is probably the most important thing outside of diet (low sodium), exercise, and good hydration. Possibly making sure you don't have high cholesterol could potentially help with renal function. ...Read more

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Stage 4 kidney disease GFR 16 pot level of 4.1 will coconut water be ok to drink?

Stage 4 kidney disease GFR 16 pot level of 4.1 will coconut water be ok to drink?

In moderation: 8 ounces of coconut water contain 430mg of potassium. This is 9.1% of the daily potassium needed for your age without kidney disease. 4 or 5 ounces will not hurt. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Does drinking a lot of water slow cyst development in polycystic kidney disease patients?

Does drinking a lot of water slow cyst development in polycystic kidney disease patients?

No: Nothing has been proven to slow cyst development. There are drugs undergoing trials; octreotide, Everolimus and tolvaptan all working on different systems that are promising. Adpkd patients are told to drink fluids to decrease the risk of stone formation and utis, the kidneys are very large urine collects in larger areas with slower flow making these complications more likely. ...Read more

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What are the odds of someone my age having kidney disease? My urine appears bubbly i also hardly drink water i drink a lot of tea

What are the odds of someone my age having kidney disease? My urine appears bubbly i also hardly drink water i drink a lot of tea

Kidney disease?: You cannot diagnose kidney disease by bubbles in the urine. Have a urine analysis done. If it is negative, you have nothing to worry about. If you have protein in your urine, you will need to see a physician to get some blood and a 24 hour urine collection to see your GFR and to see how much protein you have in your urine. Your water and tea ingestion have no impact on your urinary bubbles. ...Read more

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If I have high slighty high uric acid and water retention and ankle pain could I have kidney disease? The ankle pain started first a few months ago.

If I have high slighty high uric acid and water retention and ankle pain could I have kidney disease?  The ankle pain started first a few months ago.

Could be gout: There could be many different things contributing here. One possibility is the problems are not related... The both water retention and ankle pain could be from being overweight if that is a concern. Another possibility is that you can have gout , which is when elevated uric acid deposits crystals in joints which cause pain. You should review these findings with the doctor that ordered the lab. ...Read more

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32yr old female, polycystic kidney disease. Safe to use diy detoxifying waters?

32yr old female, polycystic kidney disease. Safe to use diy detoxifying waters?

PCKD: I don't believe there are any good studies to support this. First...you need a good nephrologist. Polycystic kidney disease is monitored by ultrasound basically..and of course following BUN, creatinine and GFR. Reno-vascular HTN is treated so not to contribute to this. ...Read more

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What happen if i drink 8L per day of alkaline water when i have kidney problem?

What happen if i drink 8L per day of alkaline water when i have kidney problem?

Why would you do it: I would not do this as we do not know what you put in the water. PLease use plain water and not something that is abnormal. it will mess your electrolyte balance and upset the acid base balance in your system. May actually make the kidney problem worse and cause liver damage. ...Read more

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I'm 60. E-gfr 28. Is alkaline water good for kidney? How much is healthy for me to drink with no swelling? Will egfr improve w/ good veg.diet.Help pl

I'm 60. E-gfr 28. Is alkaline water good for kidney? How much is healthy for me to drink  with no swelling? Will egfr improve w/ good veg.diet.Help pl

Please repost: Please repost and include the cause of your kidney disease. Also what your doctor's answers to your questions were; or if you have not asked your doctor these questions, why not. ...Read more

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What is the new treatment for poly cystic kidney disease ? Rather than life style modification by diet and water

What is the new treatment for poly cystic kidney disease ? Rather than life style modification by diet and water

Not yet. : There are several experimental medications undergoing evaluation in clinical trials, however at this time in the us there is no specific medicinal treatment for PKD other than supportive care. Blood pressure control is paramount, and some evidence suggests ace inhibitors as being first line agents. Follow the advice of your nephrologist. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Kidney Diseases (Definition)

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Previous Kidney Disease (Definition)

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